2,058 new COVID-19 cases on Oct 17, 829 aged between 12-39

Two new clusters have been identified over the weekend.

Alicia Ang

Strength: Memorising lyrics. Weakness: Having least 144 tabs open at all times.

Published: 18 October 2021, 12:04 PM

There were 3,058 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (Oct 17), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Among the new cases, 2,454 infections were from the community and 829 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39. 

Apex Harmony Lodge in Pasir Ris and ECON Medicare Centre & Nursing Home in Buangkok have been identified as new clusters. The two clusters have a total of 75 cases.

MOH is closely monitoring three other active clusters that have reported new cases. These are MWS Christalite Methodist Home, Learning Vision at Changi Airport and MY World Preschool at Hougang Dewcourt.

There were nine COVID-19 related deaths reported on Oct 17, aged between 57 and 100 years old. Six were male Singaporeans, and three were female Singaporeans.

Seven had been unvaccinated and two had been vaccinated. Eight of them had underlying medical conditions, while one unvaccinated case had no known medical conditions.

The national death toll now stands at 233.

There are 21,289 total community cases currently in recovery. Of these, 1,651 cases are currently warded in the hospital,. 327 cases have been placed under oxygen supplementation and 66 are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Singapore has recorded 70,192 cases in the last 28 days. Of these 98.6 per cent had no or mild symptoms. 

As of Oct 10, 84 per cent of Singapore’s population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 85 per cent has received at least one dose.

You may like these